Shoe Review: Saucony Ride 14

The Saucony Ride 14

By the Fleet Feet Review Team. With over 80 years of combined experience, our review team is dedicated to providing in-depth gear and shoe reviews to help you find the best shoes and gear for your next run.

Saucony running shoes come in a range of styles: From ultra-cushioned to carbon-fiber-plated, there’s a Saucony shoe for every run.

The new Saucony Ride 14 fits right into the middle of that lineup as a classic everyday trainer that’s as good for new runners as it is for marathon veterans.

The Ride 14 gives you a comfortable fit and balanced cushioning that stands up to the majority of your daily miles. A PWRRUN midsole propels the Ride forward, while a lightweight mesh upper provides a soft, smooth feel.

Fleet Feet reviewers spent weeks running and walking in the Saucony Ride 14 to see how it compares to previous versions. Here’s what you need to know about the latest Ride from Saucony.

Tech specs

Saucony Ride 14

Weight

8.4 oz (W), 9.4 oz (M)

Drop

8 mm

Stack height (heel/toe)

32 mm / 24 mm

Use

Everyday training

Surface

Road, track

Classic Fit Delivers Everyday Comfort

A close up of the mesh upper on the Saucony Ride 14

Whether you’re doing an easy run or logging uptempo miles, the running shoes you wear for most of your workouts need to be comfortable. Thankfully, the Ride 14 delivers a classic, straightforward fit.

Designers wrapped the Ride 14 in a lightweight mesh upper for breathable performance. The upper is seamless inside and out, which gives it a sleek look and mitigates the chance of rubbing or chafing.

Saucony included a padded tongue to alleviate pressure on the top of your foot, and they sewed it into a partial bootie for a precise fit. The upper gives the Ride a comfortable fit and soft feel, one tester says.

“The Ride’s upper has such a cozy feel,” she says. “The tongue is padded and cushy on the top of my foot, and the heel collar conforms to my foot perfectly.”

Saucony built the shoe to work for a wide variety of foot shapes. Fleet Feet reviewers say the newest Ride fits securely thanks to the accommodating forefoot and dialed-in heel cup reinforced by a rigid internal heel counter.

“The wide opening is easy to slide your foot into, and the narrower heel feels very secure,” one reviewer says. “When I cinch the laces down, my foot doesn’t budge. It fits my foot really well.”

The Ride 14 fits true to length—all our reviewers found a comfortable fit in their typical sizes—and its soft fabrics give it a premium feel.

Soft Cushioning, Neutral Platform Promote Peppy Ride

The outsole of the Saucony Ride 14

The Ride 14 isn’t the most-cushioned running shoe in Saucony’s lineup, but it delivers an ideal balance of protective foam and nimble response thanks to the bed of PWRRUN cushioning.

Saucony’s PWRRUN midsole is the same cushion used in the lightweight Kinvara 12 and stable Guide 14, where it’s proven to be lightweight and springy. It’s no different in the Ride, reviewers say.

“The new Ride 14 looks and feels sportier than the 13,” one reviewer says. “It's protective enough for big training cycles, but the sleeker look and nimble feel give it serious versatility. Those funky colors don't hurt, either.”

Saucony used its TRIFLEX outsole technology beneath the Ride 14. The rubber outsole adds traction on pavement and improves the shoe’s durability, but it also prioritizes a natural roll from heel to toe.

The flex grooves carved into the outsole let it bend easily as your foot moves from landing to takeoff, which promotes smooth transitions.

“The new Ride has just the right amount of flexibility for me,” one reviewer says. “So far, this version has a durable feel and I expect to get a lot of miles out of it this year.”

One of the hallmarks of the Ride line is a lightweight feel, and the Ride 14 delivers on that, too. Saucony lists the men’s model at 9.4 oz and the women’s at 8.4 oz, depending on the size.

The feathery feel complements the moderately firm cushioning for a ride that can handle any type of run.

“The new Ride is the trainer I can count on for all of my runs,” one reviewer says. “It has the perfect amount of flexible springiness to make my runs feel energized, and it fits my foot just right.”

Saucony Ride 13 vs. Ride 14

While the Ride 14 is still a reliable everyday training shoe, Saucony made a few updates to improve the fit and feel.

You’ll see a difference between the Ride 13 and Ride 14 when you compare them side by side. Reviewers unanimously appreciated the speedier look and low-profile silhouette, and the new colors stand out.

Under the hood, though, the new Ride remains very similar to the outgoing model.

Saucony kept its FORMFIT system for an adaptive fit depending on your unique stride, and they maintained the TRIFLEX outsole for good traction and flexibility. Even the PWRRUN midsole is the same, which gives it the same dependable ride as before.

Designers trimmed a bit of weight from the shoe, too, but it was already a lightweight trainer, so you probably won’t notice much of a difference.

The heel-to-toe drop (or offset) is identical from model to model, as is the stack height. With only a few aesthetic changes, runners who loved the Ride 13 will find an equal experience in the Ride 14.

Tech comparison

Saucony Ride 13

Saucony Ride 14

Weight

8.6 oz (W), 9.7 oz (M)

8.4 oz (W), 9.4 oz (M)

Drop

8 mm

8 mm

Stack height (heel/toe)

32 mm / 24 mm

32 mm / 24 mm

Midsole

PWWRUN

PWRRUN

Fit

FORMFIT

FORMFIT

Upper

Mesh

Mesh

Final Thoughts

The heel of the Saucony Ride 14

Whether you’re training for a race or looking for a comfortable shoe to wear when you walk the dog, the Saucony Ride 14 deserves a spot in your shoe closet.

Saucony tweaked the shape for a more comfortable fit, and they draped it in a lightweight mesh upper for a soft feel and breathable performance. The springy PWRRUN midsole balances a cushy ride with a quick response, which gives it versatility for different distances and paces.

Mile after mile, year after year, the Saucony Ride 14 is a reliable trainer that keeps getting better.

“The new Ride is my favorite one so far,” one reviewer says. “It feels faster and lighter than ever but with a plush upper that keeps things comfy for my entire workout.”

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